Never mind the snowy weather across the country — it’s time to spring forward this weekend, believe it or not. Daylight saving time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. local time in all but a few parts of the U.S.
The bad news: You will still lose an hour this Sunday morning.
The good news: With each passing year, there is less and less need to worry about that “don’t forget to move your clocks forward an hour” part.
With more and more people using radio clocks (sometimes inaccurately called atomic clocks), clocks on mobile phones and clocks on any other online device like a cable box or computer, switching to and from daylight saving time has become less of a chore.
For those who still have off-the-grid clocks, there are plenty of mobile phone and tablet apps that will kindly remind you to spring forward or fall back when the time comes. The iOS app SpringAhead from IDEA.org even provides some fun facts and info about which parts of the world make the time change.
By DANIEL BEAN
March 8, 2013